Erie’s very first Pita Pit franchise opens quickly on higher Peach Road

Kandace Wysock

Erie County will soon be household to just one of 210 Pita Pit spots in the United States. The franchise cafe that serves stuffed pitas, wraps and grain-based bowls, officially opens Aug. 23 at 6803 Peach St. in Summit Township.

Owner John Paolella stated there will be a couple comfortable opening days just before that immediately after the cafe, earlier a Zoom Tan, is completely created to aid the workers get the kinks labored out. He said he had some trouble hiring a comprehensive employees, but mentioned he thinks he now has adequate workforce lined up. Several hours soon after Aug. 23 will be Mondays by means of Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A new food items truck, The Trap Shacc, has set up store at 2036 Wide St., serving “fast American meals,” in accordance to Kevin McLaurin, who co-owns the truck with his spouse, Angie Graves. They serve cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, Philly chicken cheesesteak, and other beef, hen and turkey sandwiches. 

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McLaurin explained hours ideal now are by “demo and error”: Mondays by Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, midday to 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday, fish fry from 2 to 6 p.m. They also provide bottled waters and canned sodas. 

You scream:There are a good deal of local ice product retailers to opt for from in the Erie area. Right here is a list of quite a few of them

Rowdy’s Ice Product and Hot Pet dogs, 5450 Route 6N, Edinboro, appears to be to have escaped our ice product stand record. If you know of any other people, you should permit us know. These folks opened May 1 and provide Smith’s canine and Hershey’s hard ice product. It is owned by Rob and Vicki Estok.

For those people of you familiar with the spot, it is the old Cloverleaf Motel. The Estoks, in accordance to Vicki Estok’s sister, Lisbeth, remodeled it into a few companies, together with heated storage, a card-producing studio known as Earning Moments and Recollections, and finally Rowdy’s.

The ice cream stand is open every day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For a lot more details, visit

Ales for Sails, a unique beer-themed function prepared for Aug. 28, 4 to 8 p.m., within and outside the house the Bayfront Maritime Heart, 40 Holland St., on Erie’s waterfront, is more than an justification to consume. Community breweries are raising funds for the Bayfront Maritime Center’s boat-developing school, at which kids learn to sail and build boats.

The ninth annual party, generally held in February, was canceled in 2020 and postponed this calendar year owing to COVID-19, and as a outcome, the method demands to raise cash just to endure 2021, in accordance to Jeff McCullor, owner of Erie Ale Is effective and an organizer of the occasion. 

Company will come across beer choices from 10 regional breweries including, Nostrovia Brewing, Black Monk Brewery, Erie Brewing, Erie Ale Is effective, Lavery Brewing, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, The Brewerie at Union Station, Arundel Cellars and Brewing, John Russell Brewing and Twisted Elk Brewery.

The $40 ticket cost includes beer tastings from local microbreweries, food items from regional food trucks, live DJ tunes, and a prospect to get merchandise and reward certificates, all donated from area businesses and community users. Participants can look at out the boatshop and progress on the Schoolship Porcupine, a boat at this time less than design that will serve as Erie’s only classroom on drinking water. Get tickets at

Very well, I despise to crack it to you, but people already-red leaves on the maple trees together Interstate 90 are not your creativity. Soccer teams are practicing and back-to-faculty income are all over the place. We have attained the commencing of the conclusion of summer time 2021. You know how else I know? Federal Hill Smokehouse, 2609 Peach St., is now having orders for Labor Working day on the web. Position yours at

If you have regional cafe information or queries, you should send an email to, or connect with her at 814-969-2208. 

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